Henrico County Animal Shelter

Find Henrico County Virginia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Friends United with the Richmond Shelter 4660 Pouncey Tract Road Glen Allen VA 23059 804-364-1944


Pet Harbor Rescue & Referral PO Box 1502 Glen Allen VA 23060 703-583-4759

Rescuing Animals In Need PO Box 217 Highland Springs VA 23075 804-747-1155

Ring Dog Rescue PO Box 28632 VA 23228

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.